A tidbit on hybrid stringing...

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  1. Signature

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    Did you test GT5/LN1? Recieved my gosen reel so might give it a go if its good :D
     
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    Yes. It's very nice. It adds the control that I found missing with LN1, but keeps the power. Its my go to.

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    Wait I just strung this one too... Haven't tried it yet.

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    You're in for a treat my man!

    I've just cut the BG80/LN1 to install this setup in a second racquet. It felt harsher and marginally less control, and less repulsion!

    Want to try 30lb again but not sure how high I can push the AS.

    Eyeing up A68 mains for the next one.

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    GT5/AS passed the initial test. Didn't at any point wish it was pure AS. Can't say if power or control are same or better, because I tried this on a new racket.

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    Still really enjoying GT5/AS in the S Pro. Maybe due to 68 hole pattern, it feels a LITTLE soft and control is waning slightly. Mainly hitting lifts too long and serving a bit loosely. Power has definitely increased from initial stringing to now.
    So my options are (other than be a better player):

    up tension 1-2LB,
    or stick with 28 and one of these:
    BG ABBT - nice colour match. Good reviews. Too hard?
    EX63 crosses - too harsh? Had a very quick go and it had the same initial hard feeling at 26, that GT5AS had at 28.
    BG80 mains - not a fan of BG80. It either feels too hard or too soft, never in between.

    Looking forward to nerfing my smash again with the fresh string.
     
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    How does GT5/Exb63 compare to BG80/LN1 and GT5/62F? I've been using bg80/ln1 at 26x28 for a while now and like it significantly more than abbt. GT5/62F I haven't been able to get fully used to, felt a tad too soft, so was wondering if pairing gt5 with exbolt increases the hardness more

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    I did try GT5/Z58 at 25lbs 10% ps. Didn't like it all. Feel dull.

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    I've not tried them side by side but I'd say they have a similar feel. Exbolt definitely stiffer than 62f.

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    Been using the GT5/LN1 hybrid for 2 months now and I really enjoy it. I do feel the tension drop takes the repulsion from the string combo so its best in the first 20 hours, however I feel this way about the LN1 where I disagree with most of the LN1 users :oops:
     
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    What tension? I'd be tempted to string a little higher so its a bit harsh initially, then settles where you want it.
     
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    I've been going 28.5lbs/13kg
     

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